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Buy Christmas gifts through Give as you Live

9th November 2015

St Richard’s Hospice is calling on local residents to use their online shopping power to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice at no cost to them.

Give as you Live is a shopping and price comparison website which enables shoppers to raise money for charity, just by shopping online. Anyone who registers with the site to support St Richard’s Hospice by Monday 30th November will be entered into a free prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher.

Jayne Sargeant, St Richard’s Community Fundraiser said: “With Christmas fast approaching, we know many of our supporters will be shopping online for gifts. By using Give as you Live they can save money and raise funds.  When supporters shop with Give as you Live, a percentage of what they spend goes to St Richard’s without them having to spend a penny more – Give as you Live redirects a percentage of the commission they receive from the retailers.”

More than 4,000 online retailers are taking part, from Tesco and John Lewis, to Amazon, Ebay, Debenhams, Selfridges, M&S, Boots and many more including hotels and holiday providers. The site also promotes a wide range of special offers and discounts. To date, Give as you Live has helped to raise over £6 million for UK charities.

People can register to support St Richard’s Hospice by visiting www.give.as/strichardshosp

It’s free to sign up and shoppers can start buying via the Give as you Live website, their downloadable toolbar or mobile app. When registered, supporters can also invite friends to join Give as you Live and for every new shopper recruited who raises £5 or more, the scheme will donate £5 to St Richard’s.

Annabelle Risdon, Head of Charity Partnerships, Give as you Live, said: “Digital fundraising is the way of the future, and it’s essential that these technologies are embraced in order for charities to receive those much needed funds. Give as you Live provides St Richard’s and its supporters with a way to raise considerable funds, just by shopping online.”

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.